Apparently, nobody in New Orleans is interested in talking about a big football game coming up.
So far this week, the Ravens' Ray Lewis has been questioned about performance enhancing drugs. Randy Moss, a nobody on the 49ers, is doing the "diva thing" and declaring he's the greatest wide receiver in the history of the league. And the league apparently punished officials who spoke out against the league during the lockout.
Now, Chris Culliver, the 49ers cornerback, is apparently getting ready for the big game by declaring his aversion to homosexual athletes, according to Yahoo Sports' Martin Rogers.
"I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.
"Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah...can't be...in the locker room man. Nah."
When quizzed by Lange whether any homosexual athletes would need to keep their sexuality a secret in football, Culliver responded: "Yeah, come out 10 years later after that."
It never ceases to amaze me how some African-Americans don't have a problem imposing segregation on others. You'd think the double standard would be obvious.
I was going to root for the Niners and the greatest wide receiver to ever play the game, but now... Now I think I'll just root for Beyonce.
(deleted) bigotry aside, this guy sounds like he has a third grade level mastery of English. What a moron. SF must be so proud and happy to have him represent the city. And I a am sure the 49ers are gonna just LOVE the distractions that this cretin has brought upon the team right before the game.
Former 49er Kwame Harris has publicly acknowledged that he is gay and had a relationship with Dimitri Geier in the context of domestic violence charges against him.
Waiting for the football play where they substitute a straight first string quarter back with a gay C string quarter back with the hope that no one on the other team will be willing to tackle him.
Drae, I understand your line of thinking and I hope your intent. That being said, to make a sweeping generalization as you just did is offensive. I have to say I think homophobia is dispicable on any skin color.
Are you saying that black people ought to all have the same opinion due to the color of their skin? Diffenent African American's have different life experiences, just like any other color of person. It seems to me that you are looking at African American people through a lens that separates thier humanity from that of other skin colors. It is oversimplification at it's best. We learn to see prejudice as putting "others" at a disadvantage, but we often do not see how the white person at the center is advantaged. To remove the humanity from an entire group of people by saying that they are not allowed to have a counter opinion to that of the liberal elite is white privilege. (Even if that opinion is bigoted).
I don't believe she's saying any of those things. She's saying if anyone should be able to relate to the need for civil rights for all people, it should be African Americans.
Exactly right, Bob. Thank you.
No, Christin, I am not saying people who fall into a group together, be it skin color, gender, sexuality, etc., should think alike. We all have our individual viewpoints and that's part of what makes humanity interesting. But when a person's ancestors have suffered through discrimination and policies like segregation, I would certainly hope that they would be more sensitive to those sorts of policies/attitudes when it affects others.
Drae & Bob,
I understand that was not your intent and I understand the point you are trying to make. However, would you ever say, "It never ceases to amaze me how some Italian-Americans (or insert any other immigrant group here) don't have a problem imposing segregation on others" Probably not.
I am not trying to be accusational - it just hit me in the gut as a bit off, is all. I understand the difference between the African American experience vs the experience of other non-indigenous (to North America) people... I just wanted to raise the point is all. I hear the position stated by Drae quite often, and I guess part of it doesn't sit right with me becuase it puts the experiences of discrimination based on color of skin before the individual person. Like the color of skin is more important than religious background or community of origin... I have been grappling with ideas like this a lot in my head lately, and this all related. Make sense?